Netflix confirmed that it has renewed its drug cartel drama “Narcos” for two seasons.
The series, which is produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix, premiered its second season on Sept. 2. José Padilha (“Elite Squad,” “RoboCop”) and Eric Newman (“Children of Men”) will continue to serve as executive producers of the series on seasons three and four.
The series stars Boyd Holbrook (“Gone Girl”) and Pedro Pascal (“Game of Thrones”) as real-life U.S. DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña, who are sent to Colombia on a mission to capture notorious cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar (played by Wagner Moura).
In other Netflix news, on Friday, the streaming service announced that it will premiere the action comedy feature “True Memoirs of an International Assassin” on Nov. 11. The film stars Kevin James (“King of Queens,” “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” “Grown Ups”) as Sam Larson, a mild-mannered would-be author who gets mistaken for a killer-for-hire when his fictional novel about an international assassin is published as a true story. It also stars Andy Garcia (“Kill the Messenger”) , Zulay Henao (“Meet the Blacks”), Maurice Compte (“Narcos”), Andrew Howard (“Taken 3”) and Rob Riggle (“22 Jump Street”).
Jeff Wadlow (“Kick-Ass 2”) directed “True Memoirs” from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Morris. The film was produced Todd Garner, Mark Fasano, Raja Collins and Justin Begnaud. Kevin Frakes, Ankur Rungta and Guy Riedel served as executive producers.
James is a frequent co-star of Adam Sandler, who signed a four-film deal with Netflix in 2014 that has produced “The Ridiculous 6,” a comedic take on “The Magnificent Seven” which premiered in December, and “The Do-Over,” co-starring David Spade, which premiered in May. Sandler began shooting the third film in the deal — “Sandy Wexler,” co-starring Jennifer Hudson (“Dreamgirls”) — last month.
On Saturday, while the industry was checked out for the Labor Day weekend, Netflix snuck in a programming announcement at panel DragonCon in Atlanta, where it was revealed that Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci and Kari Byron, who served as a build team on the Discovery series “Mythbusters,” are getting their own show, titled “White Rabbit Project,” which will premiere globally on the streaming service on Dec. 9. According to a report by Deadline, the show will follow the trio as they investigate “topics as diverse as jailbreaks, superpower technology, heists and crazy world war two weapons.”